|Crown Castle Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results, Provides Outlook for 2015 and Announces Increase to Common Stock Dividend|
"Given the quality and track record of our business and sustained runway of carrier investment activity, I am pleased to announce that we are raising our annual dividend rate from
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL RESULTS
Total revenues for the third quarter of 2014 increased 24% to
Adjusted Funds from Operations ("AFFO") increased 29% to
Net income attributable to CCIC common stockholders for the third quarter of 2014 was
The factors considered in
FINANCING AND INVESTING ACTIVITIES
During the third quarter of 2014,
During third quarter 2014,
On September 30, 2014,
As of September 30, 2014,
As of September 30, 2014,
"Since the early days of
This Outlook section contains forward-looking statements, and actual results may differ materially. Information regarding potential risks which could cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements herein is set forth below and in
As reflected in the table below,
At the midpoint of 2014 Outlook for site rental revenues,
The increase in the midpoint of 2014 Outlook for Adjusted EBITDA primarily reflects higher expected site rental and network services gross margin contribution. The increase in the midpoint of 2014 Outlook for AFFO is attributable to the benefit from the aforementioned increase in Adjusted EBITDA partially offset by an anticipated increase in straight-line revenue adjustment related to the aforementioned Australian Lease Extension.
Compared to third quarter 2014, the fourth quarter 2014 Outlook for AFFO assumes an increase of
The midpoint of 2015 Outlook for site rental revenue growth is expected to be approximately
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As previously disclosed, based on
Additionally, during 2015,
The midpoint of 2015 Outlook for Adjusted EBITDA and AFFO assumes network services gross margin contribution remains consistent with the levels expected for 2014. Further,
The following table sets forth
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Calculations
This press release includes presentations of Adjusted EBITDA, Funds from Operations, Adjusted Funds from Operations, Organic Site Rental Revenues, and Site Rental Revenues, as Adjusted, which are non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended as alternative measures of operating results or cash flow from operations (as determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP")). Each of the amounts included in the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA, FFO, AFFO, Organic Site Rental Revenues, and Site Rental Revenues, as Adjusted, are computed in accordance with GAAP, with the exception of: (1) sustaining capital expenditures, which is not defined under GAAP and (2) our adjustment to the income tax provision in calculations of AFFO for periods prior to our REIT conversion.
Our measures of Adjusted EBITDA, FFO, AFFO, Organic Site Rental Revenues and Site Rental Revenues, as Adjusted, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies, including other companies in the tower sector or those reported by other REITs. Our FFO and AFFO may not be comparable to those reported in accordance with
Adjusted EBITDA, FFO, AFFO, Organic Site Rental Revenues and Site Rental Revenues, as Adjusted, are presented as additional information because management believes these measures are useful indicators of the financial performance of our core businesses. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA is a measure of current financial performance used in our debt covenant calculations.
During the first quarter of 2014,
Funds from Operations ("FFO").
FFO per share.
FFO, as previously defined.
Adjusted Funds from Operations ("AFFO").
AFFO per share.
AFFO, as previously defined.
Site Rental Revenues, as Adjusted.
Organic Site Rental Revenues.
Sustaining capital expenditures.
The tables set forth below reconcile these non-GAAP financial measures to comparable GAAP financial measures. The components in these tables may not sum to the total due to rounding.
Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable GAAP Financial Measures:
Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended
Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ending December 31, 2014 and the years ending December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2015 are forecasted as follows:
FFO and AFFO for the quarter ending December 31, 2014 and the years ending December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2015 are forecasted as follows (based upon updated definitions):
Organic Site Rental Revenue growth for the years ending December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2015 are forecasted as follows:
Organic Site Rental Revenue growth for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 is as follows:
FFO and AFFO for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 are computed as follows:
The components of interest expense and amortization of deferred financing costs for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 are as follows:
The components of interest expense and amortization of deferred financing costs for the quarter ending December 31, 2014 and the years ending December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2015 are forecasted as follows:
Debt balances and maturity dates as of September 30, 2014 are as follows:
Net Debt to Last Quarter Annualized EBITDA is computed as follows:
Sustaining capital expenditures for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 is computed as follows:
Cautionary Language Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements and information that are based on our management's current expectations. Such statements include, but are not limited to, plans, projections, Outlook and estimates regarding (i) our dividends, including our dividend plans, the amount and growth of our dividends, and the potential benefits therefrom, (ii) non-renewal of leases and the timing and impact thereof, including with respect to the Acquired Networks, (iii) carrier network investments and upgrades, and potential benefits derived therefrom, (iv) potential benefits and returns which may be derived from our business, our investments and our acquisitions, (v) demand for our sites and services, (vi) small cells, including growth and margin contribution, (vii) leasing activity, including new tenant installations and amendments and the impact of such leasing activity on our results and Outlook, (viii) our growth, (ix) currency exchange rates, (x) the impact of the Australian Lease Extension, (xi) capital expenditures, including sustaining capital expenditures, (xii) the iDEN network decommissioning, including the impact and timing thereof, (xiii) timing items, (xiv) operating and general and administrative expenses, (xv) site rental revenues and Site Rental Revenues, as Adjusted, (xvi) site rental cost of operations, (xvii) site rental gross margin and network services gross margin, (xviii) Adjusted EBITDA, (xix) interest expense and amortization of deferred financing costs, (xx) FFO, including on a per share basis, (xxi) AFFO, including on a per share basis, (xxii) Organic Site Rental Revenue and Organic Site Rental Revenue growth, (xxiii) net income (loss), including on a per share basis, (xxiv) our common shares outstanding, including on a diluted basis, (xxv) the utility of certain financial measures, including non-GAAP financial measures, and (xxvi) the utility of our updated definitions of FFO and AFFO. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including but not limited to prevailing market conditions and the following:
Should one or more of these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those expected. More information about potential risk factors which could affect our results is included in our filings with the SEC.